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    tracing scanned sketches in Photoshop or Illustrator

    I usually hand draw illustrations or cartoons by hand, ink them, and then scan them into my PC. The problem is that I need to clean up the lines before I attempt to color them. Is there an easy way to clean up the outlines of a scanned ink sketch, i.e. filter or tool, rather then creating a new layer and drawing over the original scan?

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    I would try messing around with levels. Turn the contrast way up and thicken the black a bit and it may work.
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    You may also want to check out a program by Adobe called Streamline. It does a great job at converting sketches into vector format.

    It takes a while to get used to the controls, but I find it works well to clean up my sketches that I have scanned before I color them in Illustrator or Photoshop.

    Take care,
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